John McCarty is the Bureau of Land Management’s Chief Landscape Architect and Visual Resource Management (VRM) National Program Manager. His responsibilities include the development and oversight of national policy that directs the management of visual resources, designation of backcountry byways, and implementation of sustainable landscape architectural design principles. He imparts landscape architecture leadership in the national discussion on outdoor recreation, renewable energy, electrical transmission, fluid minerals, transportation, and land use planning. Mr. McCarty coordinates and oversees VRM training curricula. He is also engaged with advancing research on new technologies to resolve the visual challenges of large-scale energy development.